I'm a newbie with minimyth.
I'm trying to boot from a USB pen. I've followed the manual install tutorial, but when i try to i get the message " could not find kernel image:linux"
If i use 'mkfs.vfat -F 16 -n minimyth /dev/sdb1' , when i boot the usb pen, the system loads the 'kernel' and loads the 'rootfs', but i got the message :
"Decompressing Linux....Parsing ELF...done
Booting the kernel
Kernel panic-not syncing:VFS:Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (1,0)"
my sylinux.cfg file:
APPEND ro root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk_size=96000 initrd=rootfs
If you run md5sum on rootfs both your hard drive and on the flash drive, do you get the same value?
I think I haven't get what you're trying to say. I ran md5sum on the directory that contains the files that i've directly download from the minimyth site . I also ran md5sum on the directory where the flash was mounted. After that, I used 'cat' to see the obtained file's content. The content is equal.
Sorry, I do not know.frbaresi wrote:what can I do to get the rootfs uncorrupted?
What motherboard are you using? Have you been able to boot other distributions from the USB pen drive? The reason that I ask is that I have had some motherboards that claim they can boot from USB, but I could never get them to do it reliably. For those motherboards, I added a CF-to-IDE converter and booted from compact flash.